W Cape dam levels stable despite issues
DESPITE current dam levels being on par with last year’s at the same time, problems remain, according to Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning MEC Anton Bredell.
The latest average dam levels for the Western Cape is 61%, while the dams providing water to the City of Cape Town are a combined 77.5%, while a year ago they were at 76.6%.
The total capacity of dams supplying the Cape metro has been stable between July 27 and August 3. Consumption for the same period decreased by 14 million litres a day to an average of 676 million litres per day.
Bredell said: “There remain challenges in some parts of the province, including the interior parts of the province and some parts of the Overberg region.” |